Category: High School

Marion girls come up short against CPL team

The Marion girls suffered a 50-35 loss to Wichita Independent Friday at the Heart of America and Central Plains league challenge in McPherson. The Warriors struggled to contain Lea Coccetella and Janell Douvier, who combined for 35 of Independent’s points. Coccetella made five three-pointers. “We knew Coccetella was a good shooter and player in general, we just didn’t realize how […]

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Hillsboro girls claim Moundridge tourney titles

Hillsboro girls claim Moundridge tourney titles

Sienna Kaufman cuts through the Inman defense to score two points for the Trojans in the first half of Friday’s battle for first place. With their unique roster mix of three upperclassmen and a sizeable corps of freshmen, Hillsboro likely surprised a few people—perhaps even themselves—by winning the Moundridge Pre-Season Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 record. Hillsboro rallied from […]

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Hillsboro boys claim Moundridge tourney titles

Hillsboro boys claim Moundridge tourney titles

Hillsboro’s Darian Ratzlaff scores on a drive to the basket despite the defense of Inman’s Ethan Stubbs. Ratzlaff scored 24 points in Hillsboro’s 61-51 win over Inman. The Hillsboro boys made a statement at last week’s Moundridge Pre-Season Tournament: The Trojans will be a force to reckon with this season and Class 2A sub-state. Hillsboro won the tournament with a […]

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MHS girls place third at Classic

The Marion girls concluded play in the Marion Classic with a 41-27 victory over Eureka Saturday, placing third with a 2-1 record. Kourtney Hansen scored Marion’s first six points, and when Eureka made just one of four baskets attempted in the period and committed eight turnovers, Marion enjoyed a 9-3 lead at the first break. Marion held Eureka scoreless the […]

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Marion boys win one of three at home tournament

Marion boys win one of three at home tournament

Evann Heidebrecht draws a foul on Eureka’s Kash Parmes during the second quarter Saturday. He made one of two free-throws and scored 11 points in Marion’s 59-50 loss. The Marion boys ended tournament play in the Marion Classic with a 59-50 loss to Eureka Saturday, finishing with a 1-2 record. “Every single thing (the Tornadoes) do goes off the dribble […]

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MHS wrestlers ninth at Wellington

Marion’s 10 wrestlers finished ninth among 15 teams competing at the Wellington Invitational Saturday with 52 points. “The competition we were able to face at Welling­ton was much larger schools than we are used to facing,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “It was good for our guys to get to see new competition rather than the same kids every weekend. I […]

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Five Trojans wrestle at Herington

Five Hillsboro wrestlers team competed Friday at Herington’s Railer Round Robin Tournament. Freshman Charlie Major (2-4) placed fourth at 113 pounds. He won by fall over Teresa Schafer of Goodland, lost to Nicolas Rubio of Hoisington by major decision (14-5), lost by fall to Sam Pyle of Ellis, and lost by fall to Andrew Irwin of Council Grove Freshman Jordan […]

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New look Trojan girls struggle in opener

New look Trojan girls struggle in opener

<p>Trojan senior Sienna Kaufman is fouled as she drives the lane during the first half of Friday’s game at Sterling. Kaufman led the team with 11 points. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Hillsboro girls battled a talented and veteran Sterling team with a rotation comprised of a few upperclassmen mixed with a half-dozen or so freshmen and sophomores. Hillsboro […]

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Trojans win shootout with Sterling boys

Trojans win shootout with Sterling boys

Hillsboro’s Darian Ratzlaff drives between Sterling’s Brady Myers and Lucas Briar for two of his nine points during the first half of Hillsboro’s 80-76 win to begin the season. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press” width=”600″ height=”900″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-77036″ /> The Hillsboro boys had to battle tooth and nail during their season opener to claim an 80-76 win against a […]

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Marion boys topped by Southeast of Saline, 54-53

Marion boys topped by Southeast of Saline, 54-53

The Marion boys suffered a heartbreaking 54-53 defeat to Southeast of Saline in overtime Friday, in a game that could have been decided in regulation. The Warriors made 11 of 28 free-throw attempts in the game (39 percent), including just three of 12 in the fourth quarter. “They can say all they want to coming down the stretch, but if […]

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